Popaganda Episode: Be An Expert

In all kinds of ways, race and gender impact the way we present ourselves as knowledgable. You see it everywhere: from the way boys are more likely to speak up in classrooms to the way men are way more likely to be quoted as... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Bad Words

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words—words stick around forever and have the power to really hurt or help us. On this episode, we have four stories about reclaiming language… and the difference... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Blue

  Blue is the color of summer. It's also the theme of Bitch's summer print issue. This episode highlights three stories from the magazine. First, writer ... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Transformations

This week on Popaganda, we bring you three stories of change. First, singer Amelia Meath (of Sylvan Esso) talks about bringing a human sound to electronica. Then,... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Hollywood's Missing Directors

  You have certainly heard the statistics about women in Hollywood. You know: Women have only 30 percent of speaking parts in the 250 top-grossing films in the US. Actresses are routinely ... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Guilty Pleasures

  Game of Thrones, Taylor Swift, Scandal—oh my! So much of the pop culture we consume is a guilty pleasure—media we're a little embarrassed to admit we kinda love. Some guilty pleasures are truly shlock. But at the same time, what's considered... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Women of Science

  The world has a long history of excluding women from science and—when women have been able to bust into the male-dominated halls of science—of overlooking their work.  But against all odds, women have made astounding contributions to the fields of science, technology,... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Mad Men and the Advertising Age

  For seven long seasons, Mad Men has filled our television screens. This spring, it’s finally all coming to an end. Mad Men has changed the way people make TV. But it has also... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: How to Talk to Kids About Pop Culture

  As kids, we learn about the world through pop culture—for better or worse. On this week’s episode of Popaganda, we have three discussions about kids and pop culture. First, Tomas Moniz, the founder of Rad Dad... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Liberal Problems

This week on Popaganda, we’re talking about liberal problems. That is, when progressive causes—the kinds of political issues feminists want to support—use problematic tactics.  We start off by calling up PETA, the nation's largest animal rights organization whose ad... Read more »